Valo hits the magical one million user threshold!

The #ValoLove really is contagious – Valo has reached one million users! We are super grateful to be here where we are today with our award-winning Digital Workplace solution that we constantly develop further to exceed the expectations of the community and most importantly, our users. 

Valo’s journey started in 2011 when the SharePoint experts of Blue Meteorite Ltd., after a decade of building customized SharePoint intranet solutions from scratch, got fed up inventing the wheel over and over again and thought “why not to package it!” Now Valo has reached the one million users so it’s time to take a quick stroll to the memory lane.

2011-2014: The beginning of the journey

Valo Intranet 1.0 was born with a focus on domestic, Finnish markets.  The first Valo customer was Murata, back then known as VTI Technologies. Valo 2.0 saw the daylight in 2013 and in 2014 we introduced the very first cloud-based Valo version for SharePoint Online.

2015: The big leap to conquer the world

In 2015 the business really started to grow as the decision to go international was done. The go-to-market strategy was based on the idea of recruiting local Microsoft Partners as Valo Partners to resell and build their own business around the Valo product. Since that, the markets have exploded internationally from California to Africa and all the way to New Zealand.

Valo Customer Story: Valmet

2016: The hard work pays off: Valo is awarded as the best intranet / Extranet Solution

All the work is paid off in 2016 when Blue Meteorite was first selected as the Microsoft Partner of the Year in Finland and later Valo wins its first award: the Best Intranet / Extranet Solution in Europe Award from the European SharePoint Community.

2016 Valo has +150 customers with +300 000 users, 40 Valo Partners, and 13 Valo Team members.

2017: Valo goes mobile and renews the Best Intranet / Extranet status!

The demand for mobile access has been strong for a while already and Valo Mobile App for iPhone and Android are introduced to the world. Valo wins again the Best Intranet / Extranet Solution in Europe Award from the European SharePoint Community reaching also a Finalist status in the best Mobile Solution Category!

Valo widens the product range by introducing two whole new features that can be added to Valo Intranet or bought separately: Valo Teamwork and Idea Management.

The interest from customers keeps growing, more Microsoft Partners get interested in the product and jump on board with us. Valo can be found from over a 50 different SharePoint and Digital workplace related events sharing the #ValoLove.

Valo Partner Summit Europe 2018

We love our partners and the vibrant Valo Community. Partners are actively contributing to the product development. They test, report and even fix bugs and bring improvement suggestions and feature ideas from all around the world.

2018: New Office, new features, one million Valo users and Modern Valo!

The year has bearly reached the half-way now and we have already achieved some amazing milestones. ClearBox Consulting recognized Valo as “Intranet Choice – Value” in their yearly intranet-in-a-box report. In March, Valo’s North American HQ, Valo Solutions Inc. was established in Montreal.

Today, Valo has +350 customers with million users from 40 countries from variety of fields, organization structures and sizes from as small as 9 employees to massive + 50 000 user corporations.

In SharePoint Conference North America we announced  Modern Valo (Valo 4) that is built on top of Modern SharePoint! The development and testing are fully on and later this year we will make it live to take Valo again to a whole new orbit!

During all the development Valo keeps traveling across the world to share more #ValoLove to the world and also hosts two Valo Partner Summits.

Since the beginning, we’ve focused on providing the best digital workplace experience possible. Whether we’re designing new product features, on boarding Valo Partners or planning get-togethers, we always put people and users first. That’s the magical #ValoLove story! We’re extremely happy to see the Valo product family spreading worldwide and serving employees’ needs regardless of country, language, business size, industry or type of work. Valo is made with love for everyone and for better workdays.

Tiina Manninen, Chief Marketing Officer

All this is achieved with the small but spicy Valo Team that currently employs 23 enthusiastic and fun-loving experts from different fields. But the achievements could not have been possible without the amazing support from the mother company Blue Meteorite and it’s 80 professionals and the +150 Valo Partners that treat Valo as their own. ♥

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